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NEW DELHI: Some judges of the Supreme Court had reportedly tested positive for the H1N1 virus, commonly called the swine flu.

Justice D Y Chandrachud told lawyers in his court room that judges of the top court had held a meeting with the Chief Justice of India to take remedial steps to check the spread of H1N1 virus.

Chief Justice SA Bobde also held a meeting with Supreme Court Bar Association chief Dushyant Dave on the issue.

The Union health ministry said the affected judges were provided treatment as per protocol and three have now resumed duty. "Two continue to be isolation/observation at home and are recovering. The court rooms and residences are being sanitized, awareness regarding preventive measures was disseminated to all concerned," the ministry said in a statement.

“A H1N1 sensitization workshop for lawyers and other staff members will also be conducted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India at Bar Council of India office tomorrow i.e. 26th February, 2020," it added.

Although, H1N1 is a seasonal infection which usually occurs every year with two peaks--one in January to March and other between July to September--everyone is requested to take preventive measures. In case of manifestation of symptoms, the nearest public health facility must be contacted immediately, it said.


(Neetu Chandra Sharma and PTI contributed to this story.)

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